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daisyprincess98
« on: February 13, 2008 07:17:45 PM »

I want to bless a friend of mine with some quilts for her kiddos.  I'm thinking baby/crib size.  my only thing is, she is SUPER SUPER creative and I can't give her just a bunch of fabric sewn together.  Does anyone have any recommendations for me?
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2008 07:38:11 PM »

I'm just learning to quilt........but I've been crocheting afghans for eons for gifts..........so here's my suggestion....... Smiley

When I make an afghan for someone..........I try to make sure it's something the receiver will like.........i.e. specific flowers........favorite colors........even ladybugs once!.......... Wink ...........if you want it to be well loved........this is a MUST! 


Just as a suggestion........have you thought of asking her for any of their clothes they've outgrown?...........Favorite outfits could add up to a much loved quilt........... Wink  (I've even thought of using my son's stuffed animals to do one......... Grin )


And if their mother truly is a creative person...........she'll appreciate the hard work that goes into anything you do for  them......... Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2008 10:52:11 PM »


Just as a suggestion........have you thought of asking her for any of their clothes they've outgrown?...........Favorite outfits could add up to a much loved quilt........... Wink  (I've even thought of using my son's stuffed animals to do one......... Grin )

I love this idea, but I want it to be anonymous  Grin

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And if their mother truly is a creative person...........she'll appreciate the hard work that goes into anything you do for  them......... Smiley

and this is an EXCELLENT point Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2008 02:19:08 PM »

I want to bless a friend of mine with some quilts for her kiddos.  I'm thinking baby/crib size.  my only thing is, she is SUPER SUPER creative and I can't give her just a bunch of fabric sewn together.  Does anyone have any recommendations for me?

One REALLY good source I've found is http://quilterscache.com  There are so many patterns there.

I did this pattern from their site last year (http://quilterscache.com/B/BestFriendsBlock.html).  You can have a lot of fun playing with colors and fabrics.  The background fabrics on mine were white and cream because we wanted to let people sign it as a get well card for a co-worker with cancer.  Most of the diamonds were batiks.

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smudgycat
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2008 09:23:47 PM »

I did a quilt top in Yellow Brick Road, and it was a super easy first quilt.  I don't know if I would call it stunning, but you could totally finish it in a weekend with minimal stress and anxiety.  I also liked that it was based on using fat quarters, so I didn't have to deal with large pieces of fabric and cats at the same time.  I have a picture of my quilt top in my profile, but the pattern picture was much prettier. Smiley
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kaledrina
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2008 09:31:22 PM »

Still a work in progress... But I'm making a disappearing 9-patch for my first quilt. i only used 9 different fabrics to minimize stress and confusion. Looking good so far... So close to having the top finished! (It's been one week, about 1-2hours/night at most. )
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2008 07:58:12 PM »

This book is great, I made the wheel quilt pictured on the right. Stunning, looks complicated but is easy and pretty fast. I made it in about 10 hours. Not including shopping time.


http://www.purlsoho.com/purl/our_books



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DesignCat
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2008 06:59:36 AM »

Aw, what a nice thing to do!

I quickly thought of a pattern designed by an online forum buddy called Sassy Sixteen (the pattern, not the buddy.) 

This could be really fun with some batiks in particular, or with some polka dot fabric thrown in.  About the batiks idea, I have several of them in a sort of soap bubble range of colors - pinks, aquas, yellows.  So, sort of baby-appropriate, but artsy rather than cutesy.

Anyway, here's a link to her pattern on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/54-x-66-Sassy-Sixteen-Quilt-Pattern-NEW_W0QQitemZ360003096760QQcmdZViewItem

GL!   Smiley
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roobee
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2008 01:13:53 AM »

Have you seen all the cute baby patterns at
www.fatcatpatterns.com
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